When visiting northern Italy, there are two famous cities vying for your attention. From the bustling buzz of Milan, to the charm and history of Pisa. The good news is that they are both accessible by train. In little over three hours you’ll be transported into Pisa’s cobbled streets – great for walking, less so for parking! You’ll be glad you took the train arriving into Pisa Centrale, just a brisk 20-minute walk to its famous certain leaning tower.
With trains operating from 05:00, there are eight direct services at your disposal per day. To find out more about the journey from Milan to Pisa, including FAQs and train times, be sure to scroll down for more information.
Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.
Frecciabianca trains operate outside Trenitalia high-speed lines. Offering more than 40 daily routes, they're capable of reaching a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). Frecciabianca trains connect the centres of northern and southern Italy, running along the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian coasts. All Frecciabianca trains have power sockets and large reclining seats, as well as ample space for luggage. There are two classes of service – First Class and Second Class. In First Class, customers can look forward to a welcome service with snacks and drinks and a morning newspaper.
Trenitalia's Intercity trains run on standard lines outside the high-speed network, offering more than 90 trains a day that guarantee long and medium distance connections, ensuring wide coverage of the rail network. All Intercity trains are modern and comfortable with plenty of seats, retractable tables, power sockets, air conditioning, courtesy lights and plenty of luggage space. Intercity Night trains allow you to travel overnight in cabins with beds, berths or seating.
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Milan to Pisa Centrale by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Milan and Pisa Centrale is 4 hours and 3 minutes, with around 77 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Milan to Pisa Centrale is 3 hours and 0 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Milan to Pisa Centrale can start from as little as €10.90 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Milan to Pisa Centrale without having to change trains. There are 14 direct trains from Milan to Pisa Centrale each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Milan to Pisa Centrale leaves at 04:35. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Milan to Pisa Centrale leaves at 21:50. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Milan to Pisa Centrale cover a distance of around 135 miles (218 km) during the journey.